Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin—July 2018

Published July 2, 2018 | Updated July 3, 2018

The Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities and functional improvements affecting supported Google Pixel and Nexus devices (Google devices). For Google devices, security patch levels of 2018-07-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the July 2018 Android Security Bulletin. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, see Check & update your Android version.

All supported Google devices will receive an update to the 2018-07-05 patch level. We encourage all customers to accept these updates to their devices.

Note: The Google device firmware images are available on the Google Developer site.

Announcements

In addition to the security vulnerabilities described in the July 2018 Android Security Bulletin, Pixel and Nexus devices also contain patches for the security vulnerabilities described below. Partners were notified of these issues at least a month ago and may choose to incorporate them as part of their device updates.

Security patches

Vulnerabilities are grouped under the component that they affect. There is a description of the issue and a table with the CVE, associated references, type of vulnerability, severity, and updated Android Open Source Project (AOSP) versions (where applicable). When available, we link the public change that addressed the issue to the bug ID, like the AOSP change list. When multiple changes relate to a single bug, additional references are linked to numbers following the bug ID.

Framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9426 A-79148652 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9376 A-69981755 EoP Moderate 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9434 A-29833520 [2] ID Moderate 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1

Media framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9429 A-73927042 ID Moderate 8.1
CVE-2018-9423 A-77599438 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1

System

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2018-9413 A-73782082 RCE Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9418 A-73824150 RCE Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9430 A-73963551 RCE Moderate 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9414 A-78787521 EoP Moderate 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2018-9431 A-77600924 EoP Moderate 8.0, 8.1

Kernel components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2018-9416 A-75300370* EoP Moderate SCSI driver
CVE-2018-9415 A-69129004
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate AMBA driver
CVE-2018-7995 A-77694092
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate mcheck
CVE-2018-1065 A-76206188
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate netfilter
CVE-2017-1821 A-76874268
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Ethernet
CVE-2017-1000 A-68806309
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Linux kernel

Qualcomm components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2018-5865 A-77528512
QC-CR#2179937
ID Moderate fwlog
CVE-2018-5864 A-77528805
QC-CR#2170392
ID Moderate WMA
CVE-2018-11304 A-73242483*
QC-CR#2209291
EoP Moderate Sound driver
CVE-2018-5907 A-72710411*
QC-CR#2209291
EoP Moderate sound driver
CVE-2018-5862 A-77528300
QC-CR#2153343
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2018-5859 A-77527701
QC-CR#2146486
EoP Moderate Video driver
CVE-2018-5858 A-77528653
QC-CR#2174725 [2]
EoP Moderate Audio
CVE-2018-3570 A-72956998
QC-CR#2149165
EoP Moderate cpuidle driver
CVE-2017-15851 A-38258851*
QC-CR#2078155
EoP Moderate Camerav2
CVE-2017-0606 A-34088848*
QC-CR#2148210
QC-CR#2022490
EoP Moderate /dev/voice_svc driver

Functional patches

These updates are included for affected Pixel devices to address functionality issues not related to the security of Pixel devices. The table includes associated references; the affected category, such as Bluetooth or mobile data; improvements; and affected devices.

References Category Improvements Devices
A-73204553 Connectivity Improve consistency of Wi-Fi connections with certain routers Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Common questions and answers

This section answers common questions that may occur after reading this bulletin.

1. How do I determine if my device is updated to address these issues?

Security patch levels of 2018-07-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2018-07-05 security patch level and all previous patch levels. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, read the instructions on the Pixel and Nexus update schedule.

2. What do the entries in the Type column mean?

Entries in the Type column of the vulnerability details table reference the classification of the security vulnerability.

Abbreviation Definition
RCE Remote code execution
EoP Elevation of privilege
ID Information disclosure
DoS Denial of service
N/A Classification not available

3. What do the entries in the References column mean?

Entries under the References column of the vulnerability details table may contain a prefix identifying the organization to which the reference value belongs.

Prefix Reference
A- Android bug ID
QC- Qualcomm reference number
M- MediaTek reference number
N- NVIDIA reference number
B- Broadcom reference number

4. What does a * next to the Android bug ID in the References column mean?

Issues that are not publicly available have a * next to the Android bug ID in the References column. The update for that issue is generally contained in the latest binary drivers for Pixel / Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

5. Why are security vulnerabilities split between this bulletin and the Android Security Bulletins?

Security vulnerabilities that are documented in the Android Security Bulletins are required in order to declare the latest security patch level on Android devices. Additional security vulnerabilities, such as those documented in this bulletin are not required for declaring a security patch level.

Versions

Version Date Notes
1.0 July 2, 2018 Bulletin published.
1.1 July 3, 2018 Bulletin revised to include AOSP links.